WinRescue - be great to have a Boot CD for Vista/7
As far as I know beginning with Vista, Microsoft in their infinite lack of wisdom got rid of restore points RP*.* (system, sam, default, security) that one could access like they used to XP. With Vista/7 afaik they now files that no one can really work with individually. I used to be able to help people by taking out their hard drive putting it in a USB enclosure and manually copying the RP back. Or one could use UBCD4WIN to boot from and use 3rd party registry restore on that CD, etc..
I had a crash (blue screen, would not boot) the other day on my own Win 7 (64 bit Ugh) laptop and like a lot of other users the recovery CD could not restore the restore points even though they were there. Something about the System drive had no restore points-but they were there. So I had to perform a recovery of the OS from the hidden partition.
Would be great if WinRescue had a built in bootable CD (kind of like Acronis/UBCD4WIN) that would allow you to extract the contents of those registry files it backed up and have it replace those files where appropriate in Vsta/7 (on an otherwise unbootable system).